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τείνω Root ΤΑΝ, cf. τανύω stretch by main force, to stretch to the uttermost, τόξον ἔτεινεν stretched it to its full, Il.; ἐξ ἄντυγος ἡνία τείνας having tied the reins tight to the chariot-rail, id=Il.:—Pass., [ἱμὰς] τέτατο the strap was made tight, id=Il.; ἱστία τέτατο the sails were stretched, Od.:—absol., μὴ τείνειν ἄγαν not to strain the cord too tight, Soph.
2.metaph., ἶσον τείνειν πολέμου τέλος to strain the even tug of war, Il.:—Pass., ἐπὶ ἶσα μάχη τέτατο id=Il.; ἵπποισι τάθη δρόμος their pace was strained to the utmost, id=Il.: also, to exert oneself, be anxious, Pind. stretch out, spread, Ζεὺς λαίλαπα τείνει Il.; νὺξ τέταται βροτοῖσιν night is spread over mankind, Od.; so, of light, τέτατο φάος Soph.; of sound, ἀμφὶ νῶτ᾽ ἐτάθη πάταγος Soph. aim at, direct towards a point, properly from the bow, τείνειν βέλη id=Soph.: then, metaph., τ. φόνον εἴς τινα to aim death to one, design it for him, Eur.; τ. λόγον εἴς τινα Plat. stretch out in length, Hdt.:—Pass. to lie out at length, lie stretched, ταθεὶς ἐπὶ γαίηι Il.; ταθεὶς ἐνὶ δεσμῶι lying stretched in chains, Od. stretch or hold out, present, τινὰ ἐπὶ σφαγάν Eur.:—Mid., τείνεσθαι χέρε to stretch out one's hands, etc., Theocr. extend, lengthen, of Time, Aesch., Eur.; τείνειν λόγον Aesch.
B.intr., of geographical position, to stretch out or extend, Hdt., Xen.:—of Time, τείνοντα χρόνον lengthening time, Aesch. exert oneself, struggle, ἐναντία τινί Plat.: to hurry on, hasten, Eur., Xen. extend to, reach, Lat. pertinere, ἐπὶ τὴν ψυχήν Plat. tend, refer, belong to, Lat. spectare ad, τείνει ἐς σέ it refers to, concerns you, Hdt., Eur., etc.; ποῖ τείνει; to what tends it? Plat.; ἐγγύς τι τείνειν τοῦ θανάτου id=Plat.

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